International Guide Dog Day
April 27 is day of true heroes from animals world of animals played indispensable role in supporting visually impaired, blind people, International Guide Dog Day holiday celebrates by social events, interesting actions attract attention of ordinary people to issues of interaction in society of people with disabilities.
First mention of touching specific friendship dates back to middle Ages. Persons appreciated ability of dogs to help people with poor eyesight in moving, navigating the terrain. They helped soldiers passed the First World War, received serious eye injuries in bloody fierce battles. In 1929, first school was opened, training of companion dogs was conducted. «Business» relationships are based on love, devotion. It’s example of manifestation of the best qualities in dog’s character.
How to celebrate
The best Guide dogs are Labradors: soft, complaisant character, responsive, loyal to owner.
- Pets help people to become confident, boost mood, make sociable, easy to get in touch despite obvious health difficulties.
- Guide dogs have high level intelligence. They assess essence, size of obstacle; do their best to prevent collision. Animals make life of blind comfortable, safe and active.
- It is forbidden to pat, touch Guide dogs without permission of owner. Pets protected person show aggression, feeling danger coming from actions of unfamiliar stranger. Observe, respect boundaries.
Holiday is celebrated on the last Wednesday of April. Events are supported by Guide Dogs of America.
When is International Guide Dog Day Celebrated in 2022?
International Guide Dog Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on April the 25th each year.